Pre-arrest bail for Sindh education secretary

KARACHI, June 19(Daily Times): Sindh Secretary Education, Sabhago Khan Jatoi, was admitted pre-arrest anticipatory bail till June 27 against a solvent surety of Rs 0.5 million by a division bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) comprising Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Qaiser Iqbal Monday.

Appearing before the court in the morning, Jatoi, a BS-20 officer, sought bail before arrest apprehending that he would be arrested for alleged corruption and corrupt practices. The applicant maintained that he has been officially informed that NAB sleuths were investigating him. I was asked by the NAB authorities to fill in certain forms/ proformas containing details about my assets, bank accounts and other information, he submitted.

The applicant stated that after this, he was offered a plea bargain, which he rejected on the basis that the charges against him, including living beyond his known means, and accumulation of wealth were un-founded. The bench, after hearing the counsel for the applicant admitted him the bail.

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